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Jejane Gate Limpopo Province, South Africa, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#14 of 18 Specialty lodging in Balule Nature Reserve
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Nyala offers a personal and family friendly exciting Big 5 safari experience. Nyala Safari Lodge is situated in the Balule Private Game reserve, Mohlabetsi South Nature Reserve in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park with no fences between Balule and Kruger Park. The lodge offers catered accommodation as well as self catering accommodation which includes 2 game drives per day with an accredited and fully qualified Ranger. The 5 large thatched rondavels with en-suite bathrooms, accommodate sleeping for 10. The modern central kitchen is fully equipped - indoor & outdoor dining enthusiasts. Nyala Sands lodge is our sister smaller lodge that has 4 chalets which can sleep a total of 8 people.
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Jejane Gate Limpopo Province, South Africa, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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Amy I wrote a review Mar 2022
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We had an absolutely amazing stay at Nyala! The entire staff there just blew us away. The attention to detail, knowledge, and overall experience we had was incredible. The chef was truly a genius - the meals she did with extra special attention to dairy free was way beyond what we had expected. I know Our dairy free guest appreciated being able to eat the same as everyone else - and the dishes were flavorful and unique (we haven’t gotten the level of food for dairy free at the other places we’ve stayed). Nicholle was an amazing guide full of knowledge -and Polite was absolutely amazing as well, again everyone going way beyond our expectations, making our stay incredible!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 16 Mar 2022
Dear Amy Thank you so much for the review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope to see you again soon
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NPSAtravels wrote a review Feb 2022
Prague, Czech Republic1 contribution
Although it takes longer than we thought from the entrance gate to to the lodge, your safari with game ranger starts from the gate. Once you arrive at the lodge the setting is amazing with a view over the river bed with the mountains in the distance. Sunsets to die for!!. Warm welcome by a team ready to serve your every need. We are going back hopefully in a few months time. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Debbie Wheeldon, Owner at Nyala Safaris
Responded 27 Feb 2022
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, hope to see you again soon
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Neil W wrote a review Jan 2022
Astoria, New York39 contributions26 helpful votes
Amazing experience! We saw a ton of animals each drive. Chrystal was an Fantastic and knowledgeable guide. We could not have asked for a better safari experience. The food was Phenomenal. That was very surprising for being in the bush. The compound itself at Nyala Sands was beautiful. A hyena walked right by our fire pit one night. We did a lot of research and are so happy we chose Nyala. We hope to come back one day with our extended family
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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mvdmerwe2021 wrote a review Oct 2021
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We really enjoyed our stay at Nyala. The staff is very friendly and you are truly treated like royalty. Very neat and tidy luxurious living. I would definitely recommend this if you are looking for a secluded break-away in the bush with friends/family
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Nicki Giles, General Manager at Nyala Safaris
Responded 13 Oct 2021
Hey there Meyer and Mieke , thank you so much for the lovely review. We ae so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
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DonnaSnowmass wrote a review Apr 2021
Snowmass Village, Colorado3 contributions3 helpful votes
Loved our rooms--Individual rondevals for guests, each with indoor and outdoor showers. Spotless and cleaned daily. Turn down service in the evenings was lovely. Fantastic food prepared to your liking. Very personal attention. Drives were interesting and exciting. We saw elephants, giraffes, lions (We heard them roaring each night.) and so much more. Even a black mamba stood up to greet us. Our guide knew everything we asked, which included birds, insects, plants and trees. All in all we had a great time!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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carina907 wrote a review Jan 2021
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We stayed at Nyala Safari lodge for 5 nights in December. Brilliant location and our guide Christelle managed to show us the big 5 on amazing game drives - and one of our best Leopard sightings to date Will definitely be back
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 14 Jan 2021
Hi Carina , thank you for your lovely review on Nyala Safari Lodge . We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you back here in the not too distant future. Regards Nicki
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Meghan Perry wrote a review Jan 2021
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We were lucky enough to spend 3 nights over Christmas at the lodge, 1 of those nights we celebrated our wedding with close family and friends. We booked out the whole lodge on a self catering basis, although staff were there to help us wherever we needed. Everything about Nyala is just magic! We were welcomed with open arms by friendly and warm staff, all of which were so eager and happy to help during the entirety of our stay. Mangers, Nicki and Dave, were just out of this world! I don’t think our wedding could have happened without them. They went out of their way for us from beginning to end. Izaan, our guide, was just fabulous! She was so lovely, so knowledgable, flexible and helpful. Our game drives were incredibly entertaining with her and we were so lucky to share some incredible animal encounters. We will DEFINITELY be back!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 14 Jan 2021
Such an amazing review with very kind words, thank you so much. So pleased you had 3 wonderful nights with us and that your wedding day and Christmas was made so special. Nyala really is a little oasis in the middle of the big 5 bush and a very unique camp indeed, ideal for those small family get togethers and special events, with staff that do try and go the extra mile for all its guests. We wish you and Worack the very best of luck and big congratulations and hope to see you again ,maybe as an anniversary stay ! Regards Nicki
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Lance_Rokesmith_C wrote a review Aug 2020
Hoedspruit, South Africa9 contributions
We were able to spend several nights at Nyala and we loved it. The food, staff and game viewing were all excellent. The lodge itself is an oasis in the middle of the winter. Saw plenty of game, including the Big 5 in one afternoon. also saw the tusker Ezluwini. The rondavals were spacious and the bathrooms were huge with double sinks and both indoor and outdoor showers. Sheets pillows and towels all wonderful. Would happily return any time.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Responded 14 Jan 2021
Dear Lance and Mya , Thank you guys for your lovely review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us ( actually 2 stays in the end !) we loved having you here with us and yes you got to see our beautiful big tusker Ezulweni as a special treat. We loved the fact that you arrived here as strangers and left as good friends and we look forward to seeing you both again soon. The staff all send their love, keep safe over in the USA .
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DayTrip55324770232 wrote a review Feb 2020
Kampersrus, South Africa2 contributions
The house is beautiful and perfectly located. The rooms are spacious and the beds are super comfy. We loved the separate lounge and dining room inside the house. The kitchen is spacious and a 'lekker' gathering place while making meals. The pool is beautiful. The deck area is spacious, all the chairs are comfortable and the cast iron fire cauldron amplifies the ambience. One special house! Kari and staff were very friendly in welcoming us with drinks and champagne on our arrival. Our Game Ranger, Izaan was a super star and very caring. Our stay was truly memorable. Josh, Tess and friends
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Response from nyala_safaris, Manager at Nyala Safaris
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Dear Josh, Tess and friends Thank you for your wonderful and positive review of Nyala Sands. We are thrilled that you had a memorable stay and that you were able to relax and felt like it was 'home away from home". We hope that you will come back to stay again soon. Kindest regards Kari and the Nyala Sands Team
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Rebecca wrote a review Dec 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at Nyala for a week in November, I can genuinely say this was my favourite ever holiday. The staff, food, and rooms are all perfect. We got engaged while we were there, and the staff made the whole experience even more perfect. Nikki our tour guide, was the most knowledgeable and wonderful person - she felt like a friend by the end of the week! Having one tour guide for the whole week was amazing, she went out of our way to make sure we had the best experience we could. We managed to see 4 of the big five, including lions mating just 10 minutes away from camp which was the perfect end to our trip. When we come back to South Africa we'll definitely visit again! Thank you all for the most amazing experience!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from nyala_safaris, Manager at Nyala Safaris
Responded 25 Dec 2019
Dear Rebecca and Daniel On behalf of the entire staff at Nyala Safari Lodge, we would like to thank you for staying with us and making our small yet unique lodge your very “special holiday destination. We loved having you here and we hope you especially enjoyed your special engagement. We wish you both all the best in the future with lots of love and happiness in your lives together, and we hope your memories of your stay with us will last forever. We hope you revelled in some of the amazing sights and sounds of the African Bush; our beautiful sunsets, the Milky-way amongst our vast African sky, learnt a little about our crazy African wildlife, and are so pleased that you had awesome Game Drives with our fabulous guide, Nicholle, & were pleasantly pleased by our lovely housekeeping / kitchen staff. Kind regards Kari and the Nyala Lodge team
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US$443 - US$542 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaKruger National ParkBalule Nature Reserve
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nyala Safaris
What are some of the property amenities at Nyala Safaris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Nyala Safaris?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Nyala Safaris?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nyala Safaris?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Nyala Safaris have airport transportation?
Yes, Nyala Safaris offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.